Love Story with Kerrie Hess & Peter Collins
Where did you both meet?
We met through mutual friends out one night in Brisbane. Our friends who knew each other were deep in conversation so we wear chatting on the side and it there was just something there. And the conversation was incredibly easy. I don’t think either of us were really looking to meet someone at the time, but I think that’s usually how it happens.
Kerrie, what was it about Peter that first caught your attention?
Aside from the fact that I did happen to notice that Peter was very handsome, I loved that he had a similar sense of humour to me. I also noticed that he had a nice mix of being serious as well as light hearted also which I loved.
How did Peter propose and was it a surprise?
It was a surprise! I had actually had a hectic day flying in and out of Sydney to film a spot with Jules Sebestian. I was intending to get straight in to bed, but came home to find candles all over the house all leading to a little box on our balcony! I was absolutely surprised. My son Marcel came home from his play date 30 minutes later and we all had a big hug.
Peter, what is it like being in a relationship with an artist?
It is pretty incredible to be honest. Being a dietitian and a senior lecturer at a university and being very much in the clinical space it is refreshing to hear about the projects Kerrie is involved in and seeing all of the fantastic paintings come to life. I am constantly blown away by how talented she is as a creative, a businesswoman and a mother!
Your Love Story was photographed at Luxury Retreat Spicers Peak on the highest point of Queensland. What was it that you enjoyed most about your stay there?
It was so remote and quiet! I really loved that as I think I sometimes find that switching off can be more fun than visits to a destination in the city. The food was beautiful there and we loved the cosy fireplace in our room. And we did love the four wheel very off road drive to the top of that amazing peak nearby on sunset, shooting with Marcus. That was the loveliest moment….
Couple – Kerrie Hess and Peter Collins
Concept, Creative Direction, Styling – Kate O’Shea, The Wedding Series Agency
Hair / Make up - Emma Plant
Location – Luxury Retreat Spicers Peak on the highest point of Queensland